National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
FVEAA's Northern NDEW Expo
Elgin, IL
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Location: Old Library Parking Lot
240 N Grove St.
Elgin, IL 60120
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Event Report

Highlights: 1930 Hupmobile that was converted to 'cruise' on battery power. The owner gets it up to speed with the still-intact V8 and then he switches over to battery power. 
No speakers - our audio system wasn't really conducive to having people talk. 
Sponsor: Chicago Area Clean Cities. 
Unique attribute: as a club, we promoted our new awards - EAGL Awards - Earth, Air, & Green Leadership. Even though I promoted it via many facebook groups & other social media, nobody turned in a nomination. We will keep pushing this idea as it is a natural connection to our club and getting the word out about EVs, sustainability, and a cleaner Earth. 
Negative: a major roadway next to our event site was closed due to bridge construction at the one end. What's normally a super busy road thru my town had zero vehicular traffic which killed out natural attendance (drive-bys). 

photo by: Rich Hirschberg
1930s (Hybrid) Hupmobile and two Teslas.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Get out, shake off the dust, and join the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association for a great day of electric vehicle fun & education. 
We will be doing ride-n-drives (if permitted), presenting about our many club vehicles (both OEMs and home-builts), sharing expert information, stories of "Life with an EV", and the "EV grin".  

Stories, questions, and testimonials welcome. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 70 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model Y 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 2 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
17 Models 26

Registered attendees report 806,150 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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